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“Not a Super Marrio-tt” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Courtyard by Marriott Washington, DC / U.S. Capitol

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Courtyard by Marriott Washington, DC / U.S. Capitol
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1325 2nd Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20002   |  
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Ranked #84 of 133 Hotels in Washington DC
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“Not a Super Marrio-tt”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

I have stayed in a number of Marriott hotels around the world and this is not one of their better ones. It is located in what looks a run-down area with adjacent construction work and overground metro lines. There appears to be little parking options other than the valet parking provided by the hotel at a massive $33/night. The restaurant and bar close at the ridiculously early time of 10pm, and while the lobby pantry stocks some overpriced snacks, soft drinks and beer, this is not what I associate with a Marriott hotel. The dinner and breakfast menus are limited, unexciting and expensive, as are the drinks. There are a few fast-food type eating places outside, but they appeared to be closed on the weekend we were there. On a more positive note, the rooms and ensuites are clean and reasonably sized and furnished and the hotel is right next to the NoMa Metro station, which is only a few stops from the Downtown sights.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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BWI-CYTD, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Washington, DC / U.S. Capitol, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
I apologize that we were not able to exceed all your expectations. The NoMa neighborhood continues to develop and grow around the hotel. We are all very excited about the construction and development of the new retail shops and restaurants in the area. I do understand how the noise from the construction and the limited options of eateries in the area on the weekend can be frustrating. Thank you for the positive feedback about the rooms. The team takes great pride in providing an excellent product and ensuring every guest has a wonderful stay. – Chris Zanzano, General Manager
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

I've been coming to DC very frequently for a very long time and remember when this part of town was not a good place to stop. It's great to see such a huge turnaround and this hotel adds to it. The Metro is a 2 min walk from the hotel and about a 10 minute trip from the museums. The staff is extremely friendly and the rooms are immaculate. The comforter on the bed could be thicker but that's what the heat is for I suppose. The parking charge is steep but you're not going to find any better rate at any other place so close to the Capitol. Worth it in my mind for the time and money saved on traveling from a hotel in Virginia. Best of luck to you if you think you're going to drive downtown and find a parking spot. I did get a little nervous when I looked out my window and saw a Metro train run directly past the hotel, but the room was very quiet and the noise was barely noticeable. The Metro doesn't run all night anyway. The room rate was very fair considering the proximity to attractions and the fact that much older hotels charge about the same or more and charge for wifi (I'm looking at you, Embassy Suites). I will definitely stay here again and look forward to my next trip.

Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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BWI-CYTD, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Washington, DC / U.S. Capitol, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Thank you very much for the wonderful comments about the hotel and the NoMa neighborhood which we are located in. At Courtyard we take great pride in being able to serve both the leisure and business traveler. I am happy to hear that you took advantage of the complimentary wifi and our close proximity to the metro. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. – Chris Zanzano, General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

I have found a very nice Marriott property in Washington DC. I stayed here from Dec 17- 20th for the first time and it was a great experience to be sure! Wonderful attentive staff an incredibly comfortable room and convenient in every possible way! This hotel has and does it all well and Marriott should be very proud of this property

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BWI-CYTD, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Washington, DC / U.S. Capitol, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful comments about your stay! We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in DC. - Chris Zanzano, General Manager.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

When I drove up to the hotel, I really did not know what to expect. The location is not high on eye appeal - lots of construction going on - and obviously commercial, but the convenience to the Metro is great. Union Station is only one stop away. The hotel is immaculately clean and well maintained. The staff is very helpful and definitely customer focused. Nice clean rooms and bathrooms. Three elevators so no long waits. Full bar with great service and pretty good food. Since there aren't many restaurants in the area, the lobby bar is a great alternative. Valet parking only.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BWI-CYTD, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Washington, DC / U.S. Capitol, responded to this review, December 26, 2012
Thank you for the positive feedback about our hotel. It always wonderful to hear when the team provided exceptional service and the experience exceeded your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in DC! – Chris Zanzano, General Manager.
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Harrisburg, North Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

i visited this facility twice in a six week period. I thought that the hotel was convenient. The most impressive part of my stay was two employees, Ricardo and Teresha Kinlaw. These two went beyond the call of duty to assist me with my stay. It is rare for people to care so much about your needs. Will return because of the helpful staff!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BWI-CYTD, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Washington, DC / U.S. Capitol, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
We are so happy to hear that you continue to return to the hotel. We value your loyalty and greatly appreciate the positive feedback about the team. We all look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in DC. – Chris Zanzano, General Manager.
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Moscow, Russia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

The hotel rooms are clean and have enough facilities for someone on a business trip including a free access to the internet in the room. It only took me six minutes to get to the downtown because the nearest metro station is virtually next to the hotel. The people at the Reception desk and restaurant are very friendly and ready to help. Also, the security staff on the first floor (Teresha, Chris and others) are really nice and professional. Overall, I would stay at the same hotel if I needed to go to Washington, DC, once again.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BWI-CYTD, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Washington, DC / U.S. Capitol, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Thank you for the excellent comments about the team and the hotel! We are all delighted to hear that you enjoyed the hotel's close proximity to the metro and we look forward to welcoming you back the next time your in town. - Chris Zanzano, General Manager
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Detroit, Michigan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

The hotel is very new and the rooms are fantastic--it felt as if they had never been used before! My room also had beautiful large windows along an entire wall.

The staff are wonderfully friendly, helpful, and polite. They answered any questions I had and were extremely accommodating for changes in my plans. When I needed to extend my stay a night, it took only a few moments. They also had a place to store my bags for the day after checking out so that I could tour the area without worrying about them.

This hotel is directly next to the metro, so it was extremely convenient for getting around DC. It's also not far from Reagan National Airport--a taxi is less than $20, or you can take the metro.

I would highly recommend staying here and will certainly do so if I am in the area again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BWI-CYTD, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Washington, DC / U.S. Capitol, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Thank you for the positive feedback about the hotel. I am very pleased to hear that you had wonderful stay and the front desk staff was able to accommodate your last minute request. The easy metro access and close proximity to the airport continues to make our hotel ideal for both leisure and business travelers. The team and I look forward to welcoming you back the next time you’re in DC. – Chris Zanzano, General Manager
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Address: 1325 2nd Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#72 Family Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard by Marriott Washington, DC / U.S. Capitol 3*
Number of rooms: 218
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New hotel located one metro rail stop from Union Station, the transportation hub of our nation's capital and home to Amtrak train. Within easy reach of US Capitol, National Mall and The Whitehouse, use this hotel as your launch pad and enjoy the sights and sounds of Washington. Hotel amenities include The Bistro, free wi-fi, pool, GoBoard, and 24 hour business and print center. ... more   less 
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